October 14, 2013
by Max Slater
The High Court of England and Wales on Monday dismissed a libel suit against a British financier who has criticized corruption in Russia. Russian police officer Pavel Karpov sued William Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital Fund after Browder accused Karpov of being involved in a circle of ...[read more]
July 12, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A Moscow court on Thursday convicted deceased lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and former client, William Browder, of tax evasion. Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009 under suspicious circumstances, was a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital Fund and was arrested in 2008 by Russian Interior Ministry ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Sarah Posner
A Moscow court on Monday began preliminary hearings in the posthumous trial against Russian whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. This case marks the first time that Russia will carry out a legal proceeding against a deceased person. During the hearing, the judge is expected to set a date to ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A Moscow court on Monday ordered a trial to begin next month against deceased whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009, was a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital Fund and was arrested in 2008 by Russian Interior Ministry officials on suspicion of tax evasion ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says that the upcoming prosecution of Sergei Magnitsky by the Russian government is an unprecedented violation of rule of law principles...Over the past year I have been writing about the first prosecution of a dead man ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Posner
A Moscow court on Monday postponed the preliminary hearing for the posthumous trial of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky's defense lawyer was appointed by the court after his family and lawyers refused to attend the trial, claiming the charges against Magnitsky were politically ...[read more]
December 29, 2012
by Peter Snyder
A Moscow court on Friday acquitted prison doctor Dmitry Kratov of all charges stemming from the death of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009. A Russian judge found that there was no evidence showing a causal link between Kratov's negligence and Magnitsky's death. Dr. Kratov was the head ...[read more]
November 28, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 28, 2011, an investigative report was released that explained in detail the denial of medical treatment to former Russian lawyer and alleged whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky. The report alleged corruption by Russian officials in covering up the details of Magnitsky's death. Magnitsky ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Russia's Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko asked the British government on Monday to confirm or deny the existence of a visa blacklist for Russian officials linked to the the 2009 death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, after a British newspaper reported that the British embassy in ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 2, 2011, Russian investigators reopened the case against former Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in prison in Moscow in November 2009. Magnitsky was arrested based on allegations of tax fraud after he implicated Russian police in an embezzlement scandal involving a London-based ...[read more]

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